CSM Wells entered the United States Army in September 1974 at Fort Dix, New Jersey where he completed basic combat training. Command Sergeant Major Wells attended advanced individual training as an Automated Logistics Specialist at Fort Lee, Virginia.
CSM Wells has served in a variety of duty positions including Unit Armorer, Platoon Sergeant, Supply Sergeant, S-4 NCOIC, Senior Instructor/Writer, NCOIC for Criminal Investigation Department, Logistical Division, NCOIC for Support Operation, Directorate Sergeant Major for the Army National Guard Logistical Department, Battalion Sergeant Major, Brigade Sergeant Major, Commandant of the Quartermaster NCO Academy.
His assignments include Company A, 5th Battalion, Fort Knox, Kentucky; 2/92nd Field Artillery Battalion, Giessen, Germany; Region Personnel Center Company, Giessen, Germany; Headquarters Company, 4th Battalion, Fort Lee, Virginia; Headquarters, 2nd Region CID, Seckheim, Germany; 503rd Transportation Company, Heidelberg, Germany; 649th Engineer Battalion, Schweinfurt, Germany; Headquarters Company, 3rd Army, Fort McPherson, Georgia; 200th Quartermaster Company, Fort Drum, New York; Company A, United States Sergeant Major Academy, Fort Bliss, Texas; Headquarters Company, 503rd Forward Support Battalion, Republic of Korea; National Guard Bureau, Pentagon, Washington, DC; Headquarters Company, 123rd Main Support Battalion, Dexheim, Germany (Bosnia); Headquarters Company, 266th QM Battalion Sergeant Major, Fort Lee, Virginia; Quartermaster NCO Academy Commandant, Fort Lee, Virginia.
CSM Wells served as the Quartermaster Regimental Command Sergeant Major as well as the Commandant of the Quartermaster NCO Academy Fort Lee, Virginia. As Regimental Command Sergeant Major and NCO Academy Commandant, Command Sergeant Wells worked tirelessly to promote standards of excellence in enlisted training and laid a solid foundation for growth and development for the Quartermaster Corps.
His awards and decorations include: the Meritorious Service Medal (with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters), the Army Commendation Medal (with 4 Oak Leaf Clusters), the Army Achievement Medal (with 6 Oak Leaf Clusters), the Good Conduct Medal (9 awards), the Southwest Asia Service medal, the Noncommissioned Officer Development Ribbon (#4), the Army Staff Badge, and the Order of Saint Martin,
CSM Wells has a degree in Liberal Arts from City of Chicago College. His military education includes Sergeant Major Academy, Class 41, 1996; Standard Property Book Systems, 1995; Senior Supply Course, 1986; Noncommissioned Officer Logistics Course, 1984; and the Advanced Noncommissioned Officer Course, 1983.